Saturday, January 17, 2015

About the artist

Charlie Co (November 5, 1960), a visual artist based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Philippines, is one of the foremost artists in the Philippines. Known for his vibrant colors and social-surrealist style, Charlie has held more than 30 one-man shows since he started in 1980. both locally and internationally.
Charlie Co has represented the Philippines in exhibitions abroad such as the Negros-Japan Exhibition Program (1986, Tokyo, Japan); Images of Contemporary Struggle (1989, Art Space Visual Art Center, Sydney, Australia);the Naguri Open Air Art Exhibition (1992, Naguri, Japan); Asia and Modernism (1995, Japan Foundation Asean Cultural Center, Akasaka, Japan); the 2nd Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Trienniale (1996, Brisbane, Australia); the 23rd Sao Paolo Bienniale, (1996, Brazil); the 2nd International Clay Works Symposium and Exhibition (1997, Toki City, Japan); the Taegu Asia Art Exhibition (1997, Korea); the  ASEAN Art Awards (1999, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); The Big Picture (2007, Singapore Art Museum); Tenggara: Recent paintings from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines (2008, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK); and Thrice Upon a Time (2009, Singapore Art Museum). Charlie Co likewise has been invited to sit as a judge of prestigious art competitions, the most recent being the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards.

His artworks are also part of the permanent collection of  respected institutions here and abroad like the Fukuoka Museum in Japan, the Singapore Art Museum in Singapore and the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia. In the Philippines, they are found in the Metropolitan Museum, the Bencab Museum in Baguio, the Lopez Museum and the Central Bank of the Philippines.

























INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
2011 38th "DUMMIES"
GALLERIA DUEMILA, MANILA
2010 37th "CHAIR CHRONICLES" NOVA GALLERY, MAKATI
2009 36th ""BALANA
SLAB, SILVERLENS GALLERY, MAKATI
2009 35th "IMAGES IN BLACK"
GALLERY ORANGE, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ. 
2008 34th "SPACE + TIME"
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, MANILA
2008 33rd "UNIVERSAL THEATER"
OSAGE GALLERY, SINGAPORE
2007 32nd "PORTRAITS OF CHINA MEN" GALERIA  DUEMILA, MANILA
2007 31st "POSSESSION"
OSAGE GALLERY, HONG KONG
2007 30th "BEIJING RESIDENCY EXHIBITION" OSAGE GALLERY, BEIJING, CHINA
2006 29th "STAGES"

FINALE ART FILE, Manila
2005 28th "DEADLINE"
GALLERIA DUEMILA, SM MEGAMALL, MANILA


Preview for DEADLINE GALLERY ORANGE, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ. 
2004 27th "RECENT WORKS"
L' FISHER HOTEL, BACOLOD CITY, Neg Occ. 

26th "CLOWNS & PUPPETS" GALLERIA DUEMILA, SM MEGAMALL, MANILA
2003 25th "CARROZA"
GALLERIA DUEMILA, SM MEGAMALL, MANILA
2002 24th "MORO-MORO"
RAY HUGHES GALLERY, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
2001 23rd "LATE NIGHT SHOW" GALERIA  DUEMILA, SM MEGAMALL,MANILA
2000 22nd "MANNEQUINS"
GALERIA  DUEMILA, SM MEGAMALL,MANILA
2000 21st "DRAWINGS"
L'FISHER HOTEL, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ. 
1999 20th "BLUE BOY BLUES"
MATINA RESTAURANT, MALATE

19th "STORY MESSENGERS" SM ART CENTER, MEGAMALL, MANILA


"STORY MESSENGERS" MUSEO NG MAYNILA , MANILA
1998 18th "TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT" FINALE GALLERY, ARTWALK, MANILA
1998 17th   "SEEING THINGS"
CENTRO JUAN SEBASTIAN, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ.
1997 16th  "INTO THE THIRD MILLENIUM" SM ART CENTER, CEBU CITY
1997 15th  "SHORT STORIES"  
AYALA MUSEUM, MAKATI
1996 14th "1996"

HIRAYA GALLERY, MANILA
1995 13th  "COLORED DREAMS" HIRAYA GALLERY, MANILA
1994 12th "IMAGINE"
HIRAYA GALLERY, MANILA
1993 11th  "STEEL LIFE"
HIRAYA GALLERY, MANILA
1992 10th "FRAMED ALLEGORY" LA GALERIE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, MAKATI
1991  9th "TAO TAO"
LA GALERIE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, MAKATI
1989  8th  "WHITE SERIES"
BLAXLAND GALLERY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1987  7th "BLACK FRAMES"
CASA GORORDO MUSEUM, CEBU CITY
1986  6th "MASKARA"
LITTLE GALLERY ON THE PRAIRIE, BACOLOD CITY
1986  5th "TERRACOTA SCULPTURES" HIRAYA GALLERY, MANILA
1986  4th  "TERRACOTA SCULPTURES" UP VISAYAS, ILOILO CITY
1985  3rd "BLACK FRAMES"
AAB GALLERY, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ. Phil
1984  2nd       "MELTING YEARS"
AAB GALLERY, BACOLOD CITY, Neg. Occ. Phil
1983  1st     "EXPRESYON"
GALERRIA JUAN SEBASTIAN, BACOLOD CITY


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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS








2012 Co- Curator

2014 Singapore Bienniale , Singapore Art Museum (for the Philippines)

Awardee

NOPSSCEA (Negros Occidental Private Schools) Most Outstanding Alumni (Arts) 
2007  Awardee

DR. JOSE RIZAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE,Kaisa /Manila Times, Manila
2006  Awardee

BRO. ALEXIS  AWARD, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City
2003  Awardee

PATNUBAY NG SINING AT KALINANGAN (PINTURA), Manila
2001 Grant Recipient
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, CENTRAL COAST, Australia
1999 Jurors' Choice
THE PHILLIP MORRIS ASEAN ART AWARDS, Manila
1997 Top 50 Finalists
THE PHILLIP MORRIS ASEAN ART AWARD, Manila
1997 Philippine Representative '97 TAEGU ASIA ARTS EXHIBITION




Taegu, Korea

1997 Philippine Representative 2ND INTERNATIONAL CLAYWORK SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION




Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
1996 Philippine Representative 23rd SAO PAOLO BIENNIAL




Sao Paolo, Brazil
1996 Philippine Representative 2nd ASIA PACIFIC OF CONTEMPORARY ART TRIENNIALE




Brisbane, Australia
1995 Philippine Representative ASIA & MODERNISM




Japan Foundation Asean Cultural Center, Akasaka, Japan
1992 Philippine Representative 1992 LAKE NAGURI OPEN AIR ART EXHIBITION




Naguri, Japan

1990  Awardee

THIRTEEN ARTISTS AWARDS




Cultural Center of the Philippines
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































2012
ALL MIGHTY



NOW Gallery , Manila





Finale Art File, Manila









Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHARLIE CO: OIL ON CANVAS PAINTINGS

"PARTY SCENE AT THE MAXIMUM SECURITY" 6ft x 6 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2015
"TRUMPET OF CONFLICT " 4 ft x 4 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2015




THE BURNING WORLD / 139 cm x 424 cm (diptych)  / Acrylic on Canvas




HAND OF GOD / 5 ft x 5 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2014



RIDING WITH FAITH / 5 ft x 7 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2014


 
BEHIND THE RED WALL / 2 X 6 / ACRYLIC ON CANVAS / 2014







THE GROCERY MAN / 4 ft x 4 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2014








THE WATCHERS / 24 X 24 inches / acrylic on canvas / 2014









POLITICS OF WAR / 4 X 5 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2014








OUT OF THE WOODS / 3 ft x 3 ft / acrylic on canvas / 2014





PIETA / 36 in x 36 in / acrylic on canvas / 2014







BEYOND THE CROSS / 27.5 in x 39 in / acrylic on canvas / 2014










   
INSIDE THE HOUSE OF RAY / 3 X 3 / OIL ON CANVAS / 2013
"FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD" / 2 ft x 2 ft / oil on canvas




"THE BLUE CAPED PINOCCHIOS"  4 x 4 ft / 2012 / oil on canvas







"THE MYSTERIOUS LADY BIRD" / 4 ft x 4 ft / 2012



HALLOWEEN CHAIR / 9 ft x 7 ft / Oil on Canvas 

TORMENTED SOUL / 5 ft x 8 ft / oil on canvas / 2011


ART WOLVES / 152 x 355 cm / 2008 / oil on canvas
"THE VISITOR" / 5 ft x 8 ft / 2011


"WHAT A FRAGILE WORLD" / 7ft x 9 ft / 2009

"TIANENMEN MEN: NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY / 8 ft x 20 ft / 2007 (diptych)

"THE MAESTRO AND HIS BARKERS" / 4 ft x 5 ft / 2005